The guys have arrived home after a gruelling 65 miles of paddling round the Isle of Wight over three days, all in aid of Cancer Research UK! It’s been hard work but great fun and all for a good cause, a short video of us paddling into Lymington is below, more will be coming soon so keep an eye on the website and don’t forget to sponsor The Musketeers
Today the guys have paddled from Ventnor to Wootton Bridge, running the gauntlet against ferries and hovercraft! It’s been a hard day but they are doing well and looking forward to the final leg home tomorrow, they should be at Lymington quay at about 1pm tomorrow so come and support them getting home and don’t forget to sponsor them, it’s all in aid of Cancer Research UK
The Musketeers had an excellent day yesterday, 27 miles from Lymington to Ventnor, navigating The Needles and St Catherine’s Point without any issues despite 5 foot waves at one point! Day Two is Ventnor round to Wootton Bridge. Please sponsor these guys, links are on the website, it’s all for Cancer Research UK!
The Musketeers did some rescue training at Keyhaven last night and one of our support crew, Natalie Marsh, got some great photos of us! The training is going really well and if the weather is on our side we will be starting our challenge to kayak around the Isle of Wight two weeks today on 6th September. Please try and sponsor us and help us raise as much as we can for Cancer Research UK, you can donate online at https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/the-musketeers-giving-page or follow the links on the webpage.
So we have now got the two Ergo machines, kindly loaned to us by British Canoe Association through South Coast Canoes, we had a little practise on them this evening, just like kayaking but without the risk of getting wet! For those trying to guess how far we will paddle on the Ergos on Saturday 17th it will be between 60km and 90km, check out our website for more details on how to donate for Cancer Research UK http://www.themusketeers.co.uk
With new kayaks and the sun up for an early start we decided to paddle from Lymington Quay to Beaulieu river, and back. 14 miles and 5 hours later we were back at the slipway in Lymington, we had the tide against us going there and the wind coming back but averaged just over 3mph which is not bad. All good training and experience for us. There are some pics below of the trip. We can be sponsored at https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/the-musketeers-giving-page
Two of the kayaks that we are using in our round the Island Challenge have been sponsored by Rawlins Davy and Modulek Ltd, they have now been signwritten with the sponsors logos, we have two more kayaks that are available for sponsorship, if you would like be a part of our challenge and raise money for Cancer Research UK at the same time, please contact us, for more details check our website www.themusketeers.co.uk, instagram, facebook or twitter,
Our challenge is to kayak around the island later this summer, we are all new to kayaking and getting expert training and advice, check our website for details of our previous challenges where we have raised over £24k for charity.
some pics of the sponsored kayaks below.
Short video of The Musketeers kayaking at Old Harry rocks whilst training. They are going to Kayak around the Isle of Wight to raise money for Cancer Research UK, its 65 miles of very unpredictable and often dangerous waters, if you can support them with sponsorship then please do at their website www.themusketeers.co.uk
You can also check out some of their previous adventures!
We are out on another training session with South Coast Canoes this Saturday, going from Poole Harbour round to Swanage, going past Old Harry Rocks on the way, should be interesting. We will be using two of our new kayaks, kindly supplied by South Coast and sponsored by Rawlins Davy and Modulek Ltd, keep an eye out for us if you are in the area. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well as our website. If you would like to sponsor us use this link http://www.fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/the-musketeers-giving-page or contact us direct
Two years ago today we were riding through Edinburgh on our Cafe Racers whilst on our coastal challenge, we completed 4000miles in total and raised £10k for The stroke association and SANDS, the bikes are still running even though they are almost 35 years old! Please check out our latest challenge to kayak around the Isle of Wight and sponsor us if you can